November 23, 2013

SATURDAY
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Early Bird Hours 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Details Coming Soon)

Tall Cedars
2501 Putty Hill Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21234
Free Parking!

Ticket Info
Tickets for Collectors Con MD will be available at Collectors Corner (Promoter's Store) on November 16 through November 22 and will be available at the show.


Early Bird Admission - $15.00 (allows you to enter the show one hour early at 9:00 am)
Regular Admission - $10.00
Kids (12 and Under) - Free

Registration is now open for CollectorsConMD!

Order your tickets online!

You will be able to purchase tickets at Collectors Corner starting on Monday, Nov. 18.

Tickets will also be available at the door. (CASH ONLY)

The Venue

Hotel Arrangements

CollectorsConMD has arranged for a room block at the Hampton Inn White Marsh.

Hampton Inn Baltimore/White Marsh
8225 Town Center Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21236

The room rate is $99.00 (plus tax) and includes:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Clean and fresh Hampton bed
  • Free high-speed internet access in every room
  • Fitness center use

To make a reservation, call 410-931-2200, ask for in-house reservations and reference code CCM to secure the special rate.

Click here for more information about the hotel

Dealers

If you are interested in being a dealer at CollectorsConMD, please email collectorsconmd@gmail.com



Big Planet Comics
Bob Cook
Capital Comics
Capt. Chuck Comics
Chick’s Collectibles
Clandestine Comics
Collectors Corner
Cosmic Comix & Toys
GiveMeBackMyChildhood
Ion Comics
J.P. Hobbies
Maki Rolle
Mondo Baltimore
Robert Bruce
Samurai DVD
SockItToMeToys.com
The Living Corpse
Titan Games & Hobbies
Today’s Collectibles
Twilite Zone Comics

Artists

If you are interested in being part of our Artists Alley, please email collectorsconmd@gmail.com

Special Guests

Jim Steranko

JIM STERANKO is one of the most controversial figures in contemporary culture, with multiple careers as a musician, author, photographer, carnival fire-eater, publisher, male model, art director, escape artist, and designer. As writer-illustrator of Marvel’s Nick Fury, Captain America, and X-Men, he infused elements of surrealism, op art, and a revolutionary narrative approach which generated 150 original innovations that changed the direction of the form. His mastery of visual storytelling led to collaborations with Francis Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, for whom, as production illustrator on Raiders of the Lost Ark, he helped define the look of Indiana Jones.

As an author, illustrator, musician, art director, magician, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. The more than 150 innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., CAPTAIN AMERICA, and X-MEN revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of book covers, including 30 SHADOW paperbacks.

The Eisner Award Hall of Fame winner has shown his work at more than 300 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. His two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies, and as editor-publisher of the international entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of star interviews and penned more than three million words. As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies, including RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (he designed Indiana Jones) and BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.

Steranko has been cited by Michael Chabon as an inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY; by Jack Kirby as the source for Mister Miracle; and, by WIZARD magazine as one of the Top Five Most Influential Comicbook Artists of All Time. Recent projects include The Discovery Channel's Comic Book SUPERHEROES UNMASKED documentary, writing an episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League series, and STARZ network's COMICBOOKS UNBOUND.

Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna is a 28 year veteran of the comic book industry. In that time he has worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more recently on Star Wars, counting over 450 comics in all and almost 8000 pages of credited work.

Mark's most recent work can be seen on Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM: Tales from Year Zero and the 100 page Zenescope published ANGEL FALLING. Last year his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback and was the lynchpin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic. Mark also worked on the 5 issue mini series, Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns.

His children’s book series Banana Tail and Friends is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and had a newborn son. The most recent book and the 3rd book in the Banana Tail series, Banana Tail's Colorful Adventure published by Image Comics is categorized as a “Young Readers Graphic Novel”. Mark has also created the sci fi/horror COMBAT JACKS comic book. The 1st in a 4 issue mini series shipped on Halloween of 2012.

For more Banana Tail info please visit: www.bananatail.com for more comic-related info, please visit: www.markmckennaart.com or www.combatjacks.com

Joe Keatinge

Joe Keatinge is the writer of Image, Marvel and DC Comics titles including MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, GLORY, MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE, HELL YEAH, BATMAN INC. SPECIAL & AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and Executive Editor of Eisner & Harvey award-winning Image Comics anthology, POPGUN, and the Courtney Taylor-Taylor penned ONE MODEL NATION from Titan. He also writes for the premiere French-language magazine on American comics, COMIC BOX.

This all goes down at Portland, Oregon’s Greatest World’s Greatest Comics Studio, Tranquility Base.

Ming Chen

Ming Chen’s road to the Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Fifteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.

During his free time, Chen does pro bono website work for two non-profit organizations, Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 11 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.

Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce is a consulting producer and the on-air "expert" on AMC's "Comic Book Men", as well as co-founder of the Asbury Park Comic Con and New York Comic Festival, He refers to himself as a "Popculturist" and is a collector and appraiser of rare comics, toys and other pop oddities.

Neil Vokes

Neil has been telling stories in comic books professionally now for almost 30 years- In 1984 he was assigned the Japanese cartoon based Robotech Masters (after two issues of Robotech Macross) for Comico Comics -This led to my co-creating EAGLE, which his partner, Rich Rankin where he self-published for several years through Crystal Comics (their own label) - then Apple Comics until the B&W comics boom fizzled. Since then he has drawn SUPERMAN ADVENTURES; TARZAN THE WARRIOR; THE ADVENTURES OF THE MASK; UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN:STRANGE ENCOUNTERS; EAGLE; JONNY DEMON; TEENAGENTS; CONGORILLA; NINJAK; TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FLAMING CARROT; PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE; THE BLACK FOREST 1 & 2 (Rondo Awards Winner); THE WICKED WEST 1 & 2; BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE # 2 and DR. STRANGE: FROM THE MARVEL VAULT #1.. and many, many more. He has also done chapter illustrations for IN ALL SINCERITY,PETER CUSHING by Chris Gullo and VINCENT PRICE:THE ART OF FEAR by Denis Meikle. Currently, he is working on FLESH & BLOOD, another "monster rally" comic series for Monsterverse Entertainment. After that he will be drawing a graphic novel for Sequential Pulp Comics with writer Jack Herman based on a short story by H. P. Lovecraft from 1924 - it promises to be a fun project also. That's All, Vokes!

Victor Castro

Victor L. Castro is a freelance creator who has worked for the Hero Initiative on the Justice League of America #50 Top 100, Fantastic Four #600 and The Walking Dead #100 and the upcoming Uncanny X-men #12, Battle of the Atom. His work also includes pencils for Upperdeck trading cards for Marvel Beginnings, Captain America, Thor and the Avengers. He also has published works with Arcana Studios, Platinum Studios and Studio W as well as Abbeville Press. A fan favorite at the New York Comic Con, Victor Castro is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and is currently manager of the simulation center at the West Point Military Academy.

Ken Hunt

Published comic book artist and logo designer for numerous companies including DC Comics (Talon), Virus Comix (Bloke’s Tomb of Horror), About Time Comics (Godsend, Dreamer), AC Comics (Femforce, Men of Mystery), Daystar Studios Entertainment (Synergy Crisis/Love Gun, The Quest) , Cryptic Magazine, Jam Packed Productions (Rave Sessions), Fantagraphics Books, Carnal Comics (Demi’s Pin-up Diary) , B-Brand Comix (Wheela, Pamela of the Jungle), Box Press (Bloodlines, A Hollow Man) and many more. Ken is also former editor and art director for Daystar Studios Entertainment.

PLB Comics

PLB Comics is an independent group of artists and writers based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with very talented contributors all over the world. PLB Comics offers original concepts and fresh perspectives on the world of sequential art, while maintaining an appreciation of mainstream classics.

Founded in 1987, PLB Comics has been producing professional quality comic books and commissioned works utilizing the most talented writers and artists in the indie comics scene. The PLB Comics team combines elements of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, horror and Drama to create exciting comic books that appeal to the broader audience while always keeping a flair for originality and innovation.

Many years ago, brothers Josh and Mathew Shockley started creating, writing, and drawing their own comics. The two decided to focus their passion toward the goal of producing comic books that met their discerning standards. Along the way James Dufendach joined the team, and together these three make up the core of PLB Comics. With Mathew and Josh picking up art duties, everyone contributing to the writing process and James editing and lettering, the three have created a formula that allows them to work on, and produce books that are at once high in quality and overflowing with originality.

PLB has two mainline titles; The Fall: Vengeance & Justice, a vigilante book with a twist, and Gideon and Sebastian: Predators & Prey, a buddy cop, vampire hunter, action, comedy (yes it's a mouthful, but it's actually pretty accurate!). On top of these PLB also does an annual Halloween Special. With eleven books in print and three more currently in production, PLB is showing no signs of slowing.

www.plbcomics.com

www.facebook.com/plb.comics

Mike Riley

Mike is a comic creator local to Baltimore.

He is the artist and co-creator of the surreal comedy action series COMMUTERS, with Dave Crispino as well as a number of mini-comics spun off from his weekly comic blog, I TASTE SOUND.

Baltimore City Paper described Mike's work as “a little bit nuts” and “guffaw-worthy” adding that “you may find yourself laughing in spite of yourself." Learn more about Mike at mikerileycomics.tumblr.com/about or www.mikerileycomics.com

Nikkol Jelenic

Nikkol Jelenic is an American comic book creator. Being a fan of pop culture, art & good story telling, she found a way to express her creativity through illustrating & writing. Getting her start in comics drawing for various independent publishing companies, she continues to pencil & ink page work & covers in the horror & fantasy genre while running her own publishing label ACID I COMICS. Nikkol’s “A Taste For Killing” horror comic is an ongoing series taking place in the ACID I COMICS universe which is not only her creator owned title that she single handedly writes, draws, letters & edits, but also uses to promote other Indy artists by including pin up art that relates to the horror tales in each issue. While creating fantastic, gory new tales for her own comics & freelancing pin ups & painting canvas works, Nikkol continues collaborating with other independent creators that share the same interests. To see more of her art & projects, check her Facebook page under NIKKOL JELENIC ART or nikkoljelenic.blogspot.com

Michael Bracco

Michael S Bracco is a graphic novel author and illustrator of The Creators, the award winning Novo series andAdam Wreck and the Kalosian Space Pirates. Alongside his comic work, Michael owns and operates Spaghetti Kiss, a craft company showcasing hand screened apparel for men and women featuring his original science fiction and fantasy illustration. Michael is also a member and merchandise director for the performance art group, Super Art Fight. During the day, however; Michael teaches art full time to middle school students and lives in Baltimore with his wife, Shawna, their daughter, Amelia and their cats, Mexico and Stranger.

Kat Parker

Kathleen (Kat) Parker is a freelance artist residing in Baltimore, biding her time for the right moment to strike the comic and game world. She specializes in character concept, sequential art, animation and 3d sculpting. When not working on a project she loves making button designs ranging from monsters to birds to zodiacs. See more of her work at www.titaniummelon.com

Daniel Govar

Daniel is currently doing covers and interiors for Dynamite on GRIMM: It’s Portland, Wu, working on storyboards for Marvel Infinite comics, and has a few other projects in the works including his creator-owned comic RELAUNCH with Ron Perazza, and Supernatural Geographic with writer Brandon Siefert. Daniel is the cover artist for the comics anthology series Off Registration, and is a renowned Tolkien Illustrator. On top of his busy schedule, Daniel exhibits at a dozen conventions around the country, and creates hundreds of private commissions each year. For more on Daniel visit danielgovar.com or comicbookthinktank.com

Paranoia Comics

Paranoia Comics is a company built on the creativity, dreams and initiative of a small group of people with the goal of producing high quality creative projects that include movies, comics and books. Learn more about us at www.paranoiacomics.com

Schedule

Time Event Location
9:00 amDealer Room Opens (Early Bird Tickets Only)Dealer Room
10:00 amMagic Tournament BeginsDealer Room (Game Area)
10:00 amDealer Room Opens (All Attendees)Dealer Room
11:00 amComic Book Men

Meet AMC’s Comic Book Men, Ming Chen and Robert Bruce. Get your questions answered about all things comics, being in a TV show, Red Bank, surf tacos, and how to propose using a drive-in movie theater.
Panel Room
1:00 pmSTERANKO!

The man, the myth, the legend JIM STERANKO. Easily one of the most influential comic book artists of the last 40 years, Jim will answer questions while dazzling you with stories of everything he has done both in and outside of the comic book industry. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Panel Room
3:00 pmDoctor with The Doctor

Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, author of Doctor Who licensed fiction as well as numerous non-fiction books, chapters, and articles devoted to the history of the series, and publisher (as ATB Publishing) of Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers (whew!) and the forthcoming Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America, takes us through 50 years of adventures in time and space with a look back at one of the greatest television shows ever to materialize on screens around the globe. On the Time Lord's birthday, celebrate the Doctor - splendid chaps, all of them - past, present, and future!
Panel Room
4:00 pmInsane Ian

Insane Ian is a comedian/writer from Baltimore MD. After being in various comedy "bands" throughout high school and college, Ian found success after parodying the Foreigner hit "Juke Box Hero". The parody, "Guitar Hero" went on to become the #11 Most Requested Song on the Dr. Demento show for 2008. Since then, II has been hard at work, releasing two EPs, and a full length CD. Using the critiques he's received from these releases, he's crafted what he believes is his best album since his last one, "The Last Arcade". Many of his songs from these releases have reached the monthly Top 10 countdowns on the Dr. Demento Show, as well as the Mad Music Dementia Top 20 podcast. Come out and see what all the fuss is about. For more information on Insane Ian visit: http://www.insaneian.com
Panel Room
5:00 pmCosplay Contest

Have you spent hours making a costume of your favorite hero or can you just rock something picked up at Party City. Come out and see how cool your costume is for the chance to win prizes and bragging rights. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to both men and women in the categories of Best Costume, Best Craftsmanship, and Best Kids Costume.
Main Stage

Cosplay

Cosplay is welcomed and encouraged at CollectorsCon. HOWEVER, please remember that all costumes should be in good taste and family friendly. Any person wearing a costume that is deemed inappropriate will be asked to leave.

We will be holding a costume contest at 5:00 pm on the day of the show. Come out and show off your best costume.

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to both MEN and WOMEN in the following categories:

~ BEST COSTUME ~
~ BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP ~
~ BEST KID COSTUME (Kids 12 and Under) ~

First Place - Trophy and a $50.00 Collectors Corner gift card
Second Place - $25.00 Collectors Corner gift card
Third Place - $25.00 Collectors Corner gift card

RULES

  1. Remember that CollectorsCon MD is a family friendly show. Good taste is required in the creation and presentation of your costume. Nudity, gore and other objectionable elements is strictly prohibited.
  2. Items that could give harm to the contestants, their costumes, the contest, facility/event staff, or the audience is prohibited. Functional firearms and real metal weapons are not permitted at the contest or the convention.
  3. CollectorsCon MD reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who does not observe these rules at any time. CollectorsCon MD also reserves the right to eliminate anyone from competition on the basis of taste, danger to the audience/other contestants or for any other reason deemed sufficient.
  4. All decisions made by the judges are final and prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the contest
  5. We are unable to provide a secure area for personal belongings. Contestants are therefore responsible for their personal effects but may bring along an assistant to help with those belongings.

Questions about the Costume Contest or any of the rules may be directed to collectorscornermd@comcast.net

MTG Tournament

MAGIC Players! We have stuff for you as well. CollectorsConMD will be hosting another MAGIC tournament.

Order your tickets online!

The entry fee will be $35 and will include early-bird admission to the show.

The tournament will be capped at 40 players.

PRIZES

The prize structure is as follows and is guaranteed at 30 players.

First Place - 4 boxes of Theros (or appropriate store credit)
Second Place - 3 boxes of Theros (or appropriate store credit)
Third Place - 2 boxes of Theros (or appropriate store credit)
Fourth Place - 2 boxes of Theros (or appropriate store credit)
Fifth-Eighth Place - 1 box of Theros each (or appropriate store credit)

If we do not reach 30 players, this prize structure will be modified accordingly.

Online registration for this event will be available soon.

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